We went to a Halloween party this past weekend. We had a problem coming up with some kind of costumes, but we finally got it together. I went as a Fall Fairy and my husband went as....are you ready...Swine Flu! LOL! It was great! He would come up behind people and pretend to sneeze and then spray them with water, then tell them that they've just been visited by Swine Flu. He had sunglasses on that had a pigs nose attached and a little cork screwed pink tail on the back of his shirt. It was Great! We had a wonderful time. And I have my idea for next year's costume, I think I'll do the Snow Queen, done the same way I did this years costume. We'll have to work on that one.
Now onto my diet, I'm almost through with the first phase, the first four months. It ends in a week and a half. I will go on a 1200 calorie diet and suppose to go back the the first phase diet again. But since this is going to happen right in the middle of the holidays, I'm going to wait until after New Years to go back in the first phase diet. I'll just stay on the 1200 calorie diet for that time. I've lost 47 pounds now. I'm amazed with myself! LOL! My mind hasn't caught up to my body yet. I'm sure I'll get there but for time being I'm still thinking I'm heavy. I'm working on that.
Here's my newest hoop earrings. I really enjoy making hoop earrings. I'll have to work on this and make some more! Hope is made of a thick gauge sterling silver wire, but the part that goes through your ear is 20 gauge. They've been tumbled to give them strength and shine. They have not been oxidized, but that can be done if you wish at not extra charge to you. I hammered part of the hoops just to give them a different texture. These are being offered in two of my shops, my Artfire Studio and my Etsy Shop.
The rest of this weekend was spent making our costumes for a Halloween party that we are attending next weekend. I promise, I'll take pictures of us in our costumes. Only this year I'm not making my husbands, he said that he has it all in control. He muttered something about being a Redneck Tooth Fairy....this scares me a bit!
I decided to make some hoops! It took me a while to make them, but I've succeeded in making these and another pair which I'll list later today.
I've been very busy with work. Welcome to flu season! We've been working long hours and seeing a lot of sick people. Including my boss, whom a patient shared with, and he got the flu! It's been a bad week, we had to cancel two days and work them in on the three days that were left. But we've all survived so far. Just keep washing our hands, using the hand sanitizers and wearing our masks. That's about all we can do and hope for the best. I do NOT want to get this flu! It's a Nasty one!
On a good note, I've lost 45 pounds now! Yippee! I can't believe it myself yet. My mind hasn't caught up with the fact that I've gone down two sizes now! LOL! I have about three more weeks on this diet and then I take a break, I go on a maintenance, 1200 calories a day. Suppose to be on that for about three weeks and then back on the diet until I loose the rest, which isn't all that much by that point. I am a bit worried about going off it though, I'll have hunger pains and an appetite again. It's been nice not having that for the past three months. But, since the holidays will be right upon us, I'm going to wait until they are over, then start back in January. If I have the guts to do it, I'll show you all a before and after picture. :)
I finally finished my new listing. Meet Peace. She's 2 3/4 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches wide. She would just love to be sitting on your sweater or lapel. She would really shine and look pretty for you. She would not let you down. She would love it for you to come and see her pedigree here. She's made of genuine copper and turquoise gemstones. She's also very easy to take care of. No feedings in the middle of the night, now having to let her out at odd times of the day. Just keep her in a ziplock bag and she'll shine forever. But if she gets a bit tarnished, you can just rub her down with a nice soft cloth or get a silver polishing cloth. If you would like to have her oxidized, that can be done with no extra charge. Just let her creator know. (Oh....that would be me!)
I've taken the plunge and started selling on Artfire this weekend. It took me a while to get everything set up with everything going on this weekend, but I'm thinking it will be worth it in the long run.
I did list another lapel pin the end of this week on Etsy. It's called Evergreen. It's made of pure copper and Peridot gemstones. I really like the simplicity of this one. I think I'll have to make one for myself! LOL!
Also we had some good news this weekend. Both our daughters had their marriages blest in the Church. We couldn't be there for our one daughter, she lives in San Diego. But we could be there for the other daughter this morning at Mass. What a blessing!!! We are very proud and happy for them.
The other thing that happened this weekend, I was featured in this blog, A Bead A Day. Lisa has a lovely blog. I am very honored to be featured in her blog.
Other than that, that's about it for my busy weekend. Hope you all have a great week!